Small Groups

Take a Deeper Journey with Christ through Small Groups


Each small group affirms the faith walk of its members using Pastor Robert’s messages as a weekly guide. Join us as we foster a caring and confidential environment to share how it is with your soul.

There are several groups, one of which is likely to fit your busy schedule. (See below.) Please contact the small group facilitator or Jan in the church office at (740) 593-3977 or if you are interested in joining or learning more about the group.

Sunday 9:00 – 10:15am – John & Crystal Dowler, (

FUMC Lower Level, Room 6

Sunday 10:00 – 11:15am – FUMC 3rd Floor Lounge

Monday 4:00-5:15pm – led by Marcia Ruhling (,
FUMC 1st Floor Lounge

*Monday 7:00-8:15pm – led by Dave and Sally Bayless, (
9 Applegate Drive in Athens

Tuesday 8:00-9:00pm – College Small Group led by college student Lina Blunk(, 

FUMC 3rd Floor

*Wednesday 4:45-6:00 pm – led by Keith and Cindy Boger, (
27 Graham Drive in Athens

Thursday 5:30-6:45pm – led by Steve Sloan, (
12 N. May Ave, in Athens

Friday 10:00-11:15am – led by Tom Marx (
FUMC 3rd Floor Lounge


* denotes this group offers space for school-aged children to work or play during the group meeting.